Deputies discovered Dylan Rounds’ boots and pickup truck about five miles west of his campsite
ELKO COUNTY, NEVADA: The search is intensifying for Dylan Rounds, who went missing while living in a remote area of northern Utah. Rounds, 19, moved to Lucin, Utah, from Idaho to pursue his passion as a farmer, according to his parents. He went missing after planting his crops and his parents suspect foul play. He was last seen in person on May 26, 2022 at a pub in Montello, Nevada, about 30 miles west of his home.
“On May 28, there were cell phone pings that indicated Dylan — at least Dylan’s phone — was in the Lucin, Utah area,” said Doug Fisher, Lt. from Elko County. Rounds called a family member on the morning of May 28 and has not heard from them since. There’s a lot going on in the search for clues. The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation, while the Elko County Sheriff’s Office in Nevada is following up the leads.
Rounds’ boots and pickup vehicle were spotted by deputies about five miles west of his campsite. Rounds’ mother, Candice Cooley, recalled, “We got to take the pickup home. . Utah is still treating it as a simple missing person case.
Cooley was initially unhappy with the police response but said there was a lot more going on on Saturday. “There is conflicting information so we are trying to review all the information to see what is rumor and what would actually be fact,” Lt. Fisher. “We’re trying to get to the facts,” he added.
Volunteers also search for rounds, and some even feed the search. Rounds’ parents persevere by focusing on hunting. “That has to be our focus because if you break down in the middle, your focus becomes your emotions,” Cooley explained. “And when your emotions take over, you’re not logical. And if you’re not logical, precise, and deviant, we’re not good enough to find Dylan.”
Rounds’ family has offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to his return. He is 5’10” tall and weighs about 160 pounds. His hair is brown and his eyes are brown. Contact the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office at 435-734-3800 for information.